This is one of my personal projects from 2013. The idea was to illustrate one of my favourite local pubs and make three double spreads to introduce the history, atmosphere, food and drink of this pub. I choose the Beehive Inn for several reasons with the first being the location. So I created this Edinburgh Beehive Inn illustrated Review.

Beehive Inn is located in Grassmarket in Edinburgh’s historic Old Town. I also chose this pub as Chris had been here before for a client meeting and he said it had a real country pub feeling, something he really loves (he’s a country boy at heart). The other was for the food. Chris said the food looked excellent and the food really was excellent. I had fish and chips and Chris had a steak pie and both were absolutely delicious. Importantly also the Beehive Inn has a large beer garden, something which every pub should have.

I also did some research about this pub and found out Prince Charles had eaten here before. Finally the pub has regular comedy shows and the staff were all really friendly to me (trust me, a lot of places in Edinburgh aren’t friendly to me at least).

It was great fun illustrating the Beehive Inn and it’s making me think maybe in the future I can expand on this project to introduce more locations in Edinburgh and make a full illustrated travel guide of Edinburgh.


Illustrated introduction of Edinburgh Beehive Inn History

Prince Charles Beehive Inn Pub Food

Edinburgh Beer Garden Pub and comedy show